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New Cookbook Perfect for Foodies

May 22, 2017
The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table is a creative, veggie-inspired cookbook from award-winning authors

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New: Great Smoky Mountains; NYC (updated); DC (updated)
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Destinations

Green Chile Cheesburgers and Bubbling Hot Springs – New Mexico tour


Green Chile Cheesburger in Abuiqiu NM
It’s a risk as well as an adventure – stopping for a green chile cheeseburger lunch (a New Mexico specialty) at a grocery store/gas station along the state’s Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail. more
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When someone in the family has special challenges


Adaptive skiing at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Adaptive sports programs are about much more than the activities themselves, Disabled Sports USA, has some 124 chapters across 42 states, including 75 at ski resorts more
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Five favorite urban parks for families to visit this spring


Balboa Park, San Diego
Urban parks have lots to offer visiting families — not the least of which is the chance to meet local families, or the chance to learn more about the city at a local museum. more
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Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica


Porch view on one of the Villas by Linda Smith in Jamaica
It’s easy to see why these vacations are so popular with multigenerational families. No one is doing all the chores that typically come with a house rental. more
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Bringing City of Light to City of Stars


Prepation for Mother Goose with Installation
The Walt Disney Concert Hall never fails to deliver exquisite music to its audience, especially with the current on-going concert series: City of Lights: A Century of Music From Paris. more
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Affordable Aspen – families enjoying the amenities and vibes of the famous ski town


Toddler celebrating at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen
Lest you think Aspen is only for celebs and wealthy Hollywood types, there’s plenty affordable here—starting with the Limelight Hotel with rates under $200 a night more
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Angeleno Goes Full Cowboy in Colorado


City slicker with newfound friends Blue the Cat and Finn the Dog at Vista Verde Ranch in CO
At the Vista Verde Guest Ranch, it turns ranch life ain’t so bad. It also turns out, a city slicker can really look really really ridiculously awesome wearing a Cowboy hat. At the Vista Verde Guest Ranch more
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In Aspen, a hotel with great vibes and amenities – The Limelight


Riding the Silver Queen Gondola to first tracks on Aspen Mountain
We’re atop Ajax—as Aspen Mountain is known—with just a handful of others for “First Tracks” at 8:15 a.m.—before the Mountain has opened. more
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Families Celebrating St. Patricks Day in Dublin


St. Patricks Day in Dublin
Got your green on? You’ll want it if you are heading to Dublin this month, especially during the four-day St. Patrick’s Day festivities. more
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The mountain or the ranch – so many great choices


Our family group snoeshowing at Vista Verde Ranch
The staff at Vista Verde Ranch, about 25 miles outside the ski town of Steamboat Springs has obligingly left us an Evening Sky Map for this month. more
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